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Michael Irvin: 'The passenger pulled out a semiautomatic and I knew what time it was'

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Michael Irvin has never been happier to be Michael Irvin.

The former Dallas Cowboys star and current NFL analyst had a gun drawn on him by a motorist -- who quickly put the weapon down when he realized the man he'd threatened used to catch touchdown passes from Troy Aikman.

"Irvin put down his window because he thought someone wanted to talk to him and saw the passenger in the other vehicle raise a gun, the report said. Irvin said in an interview Tuesday night that he feared the men had planned to rob him and changed their minds when they saw who he was.

"The passenger pulled out a semiautomatic and I knew what time it was," Irvin said. "But he said 'Oh, that's Michael Irvin, with the Dallas Cowboys.'"

Despite being scared, Irvin said he tried to keep the conversation going.

"So we started talking about the Cowboys and everything," he said. "Then they got back on the highway."

"I tell you what, I'm glad he was a Cowboy fan," Irvin said.


Motorist points gun at former Cowboy Irvin, police say   (Dallas Morning News)

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